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Hotels in Sarasota

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Quality Inn Sarasota North

Quality Inn Sarasota North

4800 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota
2.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (80 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ca’ d’Zan, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and Sarasota Jungle Gardens. University ...

Nice hotel close to the airport I stayed for one night and everything was fine. Check in experience was great with very kind staff that exceeded my expectations. Good room, very spacious. Good breakfast and great check out.
  Jun 29, 2017

$66

$66
Ramada Venice Hotel Venezia

Ramada Venice Hotel Venezia

425 Us Highway 41 Byp N, Venice
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (42 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Venice Train Depot and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Venice Beach. Centennial Park and Venice Theater are also ...

Nice motel, but not a hotelRoom was clean, and the staff were friendly and kept the room clean.
  Oct 13, 2017

$84

$84
Ramada Sarasota

Ramada Sarasota

7150 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
3.0 out of 5.0
2.9 out of 5 (84 reviews)

Located less than 2 miles from the airport, this Florida hotel overlooks Sarasota Bay and is convenient to many of the Gulf of Mexico's white-sand beaches, including ...

Decent hotel, minutes from the beachClean hotel, affordable, an not terrible experience
  Apr 26, 2017

$69

$69
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr, Sarasota
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (39 reviews)

This family-friendly Sarasota hotel is located near the bay, within 1 mi (2 km) of Causeway Park and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. St. Armands Circle and Sarasota ...

Amazing hotel Amazing property. Wonderful staff. Top notch ameneties.
  Sep 6, 2017

$269

$269
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bradenton At I-75, FL

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bradenton At I-75, FL

5610 Manor Hill Lane Manatee, Bradenton
2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Mall at University Town Center, Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch, and Nathan Benderson ...

Great deal for a nice stayPrice couldn't be beat and the check in and out was a breeze. Nice guests and staff and free breakfast sealed the deal. Very happy with the place.
  Aug 19, 2017

$87

$87
Siesta Key Zen Den

Siesta Key Zen Den

Driftwood Avenue 5833, Sarasota
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Sarasota, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gulf Gate Mall, The Landings, and Siesta Key Marina. Gulf Gate Golf Club and Point of Rocks ...

Hyatt Place Sarasota Lakewood Ranch

Hyatt Place Sarasota Lakewood Ranch

6021 Exchange Way, Bradenton
3.0 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Main Street at Lakewood Ranch and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mall at University Town Center ...

Brand New Hotel.Brand new hotel! Near the interstate and close to University Mall. The staff was very friendly! The area appeared to be safe. The hotel was well lighted, the lobby was immaculate and the man at check in was super accommodating! The room was also very clean and the hotel even has laundry room on the ...
  Oct 8, 2017

$119

$119
Anna Maria Island Dream Inn

Anna Maria Island Dream Inn

2502 North Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Bradenton Beach condo is within 2 mi (3 km) of Manatee Public Beach, Cortez Beach, and Bradenton Beach Marina. Historic Bridge Street ...

Nice hotelClose to rhe beach, easy location close to publix, walgreens, sharkys.staff is always friendly and helpful, i love staying here
  Jun 11, 2017

$108

$108
Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport

Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport

8009 15th Street E, Sarasota
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Situated in Sarasota, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sarasota Kennel Club, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and University of South Florida Sarasota. ...

I love this hotel I absolutely loved this hotel. Will definitely be back when visiting siesta key and sarasota. It was affordable, clean, nice design and decor. Some of the staff was friendly especially the manager. Parking and ammenities were adequate. It was a 20 minute drive to beautiful siesta key and beaches ...
  Aug 17, 2017

$86

$86
Tropical Beach Resorts

Tropical Beach Resorts

6717 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key
3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (109 reviews)

Tropical Beach Resorts is located on Florida's Siesta Key barrier island. Just across the road is Crescent Village with its restaurants and shops, while hiking, ...

Nice hotel and close to beach Very nice and clean close to the beach Beautiful beach as well
  Oct 20, 2017

$121

$121
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Enjoy the spellbinding beaches of Sarasota, Florida

According to a local legend, Sarasota was once named Zara Zota, which is believed to mean “the Sahara by the blue waters.” This moniker is an apt description of the expanse of white sandy beaches washed by the warm azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Comprised of 99 percent pure crystal quartz, these spellbinding beaches are among the whitest on the planet.

This idyllic emerald coast setting has attracted adventurers and romantics since the late 19th century, including John Ringling who selected the area as the winter quarters for his traveling circus in 1911. Sarasota's historic buildings and modern edifices, such as the Wilson Building, have influenced architects around the world. This seaside community also has an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and comfortable accommodations.


Things to see and do

In keeping with its motto, Sarasota maintains a small-town atmosphere while providing a range of big city amenities.

Beaches and leisure activities

Guests of Sarasota hotels can relax on the beach, experience a variety of exciting water sports, and watch colorful sunsets. Popular events like the annual Classic Sand Sculpting Competition attract visitors from around the globe. Head offshore on a deep-sea fishing or dolphin-watching cruise. Golfers can hone their skills on one of more than 60 courses. Sarasota also serves as a spring training center for Major League Baseball. The sports complex hosts a variety of events, such as car shows and concerts. Entertainment venues like the historic Asolo Theater and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall feature a variety of musical and theatrical productions. Designed by an architect who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright, the Van Wezel includes a color scheme selected by Mr. Wright's widow.

Cultural attractions

Sarasota has some of the world's finest museum collections. The majestic estate constructed for circus owner John Ringling is now home to Cà d'Zan, his opulent Venetian Gothic 56-room mansion as well as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the Circus Museum. The art museum's collection displays the works of American, Asian and European masters. The Circus Museum chronicles the rich heritage of this live performance show. The collection of artifacts and trails of the 30-acre Spanish Point historic site encompass over 5,000 years in the region. Jungle Gardens features more than 10 acres of lush exotic plants from around the globe, including many rare and endangered species. The tanks of the Mote Aquarium are home to amazing sea creatures that inhabit the nearby waters, such as sharks, sea turtles and dolphins, along with a variety of tropical fish.


Special events

The food, music, dancing, arts and crafts, and entertainment of the contemporary Ringling International Arts Festival signal the advent of the local festival season. The epicurean Forks and Corks Festival features a delightful range of tasting events. A frequent backdrop for movies and television shows, Sarasota is the host city for a regional film festival each spring. The early fall Sarasota Chalk Festival highlights the talents of artists using this colorful medium. There are numerous other cultural festivals and celebrations held throughout the year.


Best time to visit

Sarasota has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. As a result, January through April is the peak season due to the area's most inviting weather. In addition to being the dry season, this period features temperatures in the mid-70s to low-80s. Evening lows average in the 50s. Late spring through summer is the off-season due to significant rainfall and high temperatures, which can reach the upper 90s. Summer afternoon storms are common. Temperatures and rainfall begin to moderate during the October to December “shoulder season.”


Travel information

Guests of Sarasota hotels can reach this charming destination by air or car. Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is located approximately five miles northwest of downtown, and is served by several major and commuter airlines. Visitors can easily reach Sarasota from Interstate 75, which is situated five miles to the east. The Tamiami Trail, or US 41, is a major north-to-south route through Sarasota, and provides easy access to all that “Paradise” has to offer.

Circus lovers, southern belles and beach lovers can all find enjoyment in this lovely city of the Sunshine State.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.